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Aug 15, 2009 9:30am EDT
the country on cnn express. joining us from the missouri state fair. talk about getting the pulse of america, what are you hearing? >> reporter: we have been driving from atlanta to des moines and passed through georgia, tennessee, kentucky, illinois, missouri, heading into kansas and iowa. we're talking to people in places smaller than what would get media coverage about health care. as the health care debate was heating up on tv, we were trying to get a quieter discussion going. there was plenty of disagreement where we went. we ended up in an interesting place, northwestern kentucky on the illinois border. we had a bit of a town hall meeting. one was a democratic candidate who ran in the last election and lost. she had very, very strong views on health care. here is a bit of a taste of what she told us. >> well, my husband and i are two of the 47 million plus that don't have health care. i'm not talking insurance. i want health care. my husband had diabetes and a bout with cancer. what insurance company is going to cover us. if i get sick, i'm going to the emergency room. who is t
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Aug 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
elected, selected to the supreme court creates a life curriculum for us to create a society towards justice and quality. >> reporter: i saw tears streaming down your face as you were watching the ceremony. you thrust your fist onto the air and you were so excited. why is this such a source of pride for you? what kind of message does this send to all americans? >> that we have a fighting chance and we are being recognized for the very first time. being low-income individuals and living in a poor community, it shows that people can progress no matter where you are at. >> reporter: you are one of the pu younger people that was here today. what kind of message does this send to you and how does judge sotomayor inspire you? >> it just shows me as a young person i can accomplish anything. i'm 19 years old, but i feel like i've got a long way ahead of me and i'm going to accomplish all my dreams and goals and she is such an inspiration. >> reporter: thank you all very much for joining us again. it is an historic day for all americans, but here in spanish harlem, a special source of pride.
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Aug 22, 2009 9:30am EDT
. our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is here to break it all down for us and most importantly tell us why it matters and what it means for you. thanks for being here. appreciate it. >> of course, poppy. the big news this week about health care reform was whether or not the public option, which is basically government sponsored health care as an option, has to be a part of health care reform. obama proposed it and then there was some questions as to whether or not he was backing away. here's what secretary of health and human services kathleen sebelius had to say. >> here's the bottom line, absolutely nothing has changed. we continue to support the public option that will help lower costs, give american consumers more choice, and keep private insurers honest. if people have other ideas about how to accomplish these goals, we'll look at those too. but the public option is a very good way to do this. >> reporter: so poppy, what it sounds like she's saying is we like the public option here in the white house, but it's not a deal breaker. >> all right. so elizabeth, wha
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Aug 13, 2009 7:38pm EDT
that each of us is sympathetic to it. the moral quandary, obviously we'll have to explore that. we've got a lot of government exploration to do and a lot of government issues to overcome. thank you very much. i hope you both will come back as we discuss this issue in the weeks ahead. >> thank you. >> and bishop jackson, we're awflul delighted that the outcome was extraordinary positive. >> thank you. >>> brook? >> lou, we want to show you video that is, quite trang frankly, tough to watch here. this is amateur video of the midair collision of the small plane colliding with a sightseeing helicopter. five italian tourists and the pilot in that chopper were killed. three people in the plane died in the crash. they are hoping that this new video will show how this accident happened. >>> quite a scene in california. massive wildfires burning in northern california this evening. firefighters still battling the fast-moving fire near the santa cruz mountains. the blaze, which started last night, has now charred 2300 acres. it's about 3 1/2 square miles and new questions this evening about a p
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Aug 11, 2009 10:00pm EDT
i speak for all of us, our deepest condolences to the family. up next, john roberts sitting in for anderson cooper. >>> thanks, wolf. tonight, separating health reform fact from fear and a town hall meeting with a big difference. president obama. he attended one today in new hampshire and a guy outside packing heat, carrying a sign calling in so many words for death to tirades. the quotation of thomas jefferson. out in the open, a handgun. meantime, at the office of georgia congressman david scott who took on protesters the other day, someone painted a swastika out front. as you will see in a moment, anger at town halls across the country. that said, there were moments of clarity and we help to add some of our own tonight. first, president obama at por portsmouth high school in new hampshire in his own words. >> i don't think anyone should be in charge of your health care decisions but you and your doctor. i don't think government bureaucrats should be meddling but i also don't think insurance company bureaucrats should be meddling. that's the health care system i believe in. one w
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Aug 29, 2009 8:00pm EDT
emerged of using part of these two letters to commemorate the faith of ted kennedy and the warm and paternal spirit of pope benedict xvi. i want to quote from that letter. it begins "most holy father, i asked president obama to personally hand deliver this letter to you. as a man of deep faith himself, he unders how important my roman catholic faith is to me and i am so deeply grateful to him. i hope this letter finds you in good health. i pray that you have all of god's blessings as you lead our church and inspire our world during these challenging times. i am writing with deep humility to ask that you pray for me as my own health declines. i was diagnosed with brain cancer more than a year ago, and although i continue treatment, the disease is taking its toll on me. i'm 77 years old, and preparing for the next passage of life. i have been blessed to be part of a wonderful family and both of my parents, particularly my mother, kept our catholic faith at the center of our lives. that gift of faith has sustained and nurtured and provides solace to me in the darkest hours. i know that
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Aug 31, 2009 1:00am EDT
to pick up where his murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la canada flintridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing any minute now with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked everything
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Aug 30, 2009 9:00pm EDT
joining us. ted kennedy was an american legendment while his last name garnered him attention. his ka rirn the senate allowed him to carve his own legacy. the youngest of nine children he outlived all three of his brothers, joe jr., jack, bobby, he entered the senate in 1962 and over the decades emerged as an influential and iconic figure in the democratic party. i had the privilege of interviewing senator kennedy several times. we often talked about his family legacy and world famous last name. what is it like to be a kennedy, to be a ted kennedy? i mean, you drive around and it is the kennedy center, and then there is the kennedy, and it can never leave you, it can't leave you? and you live and you work here? what is that like? >> well i think the first impression that i have always had is how fortunate i've been to have grown up in a family and been able to learn what i tried to learn and continue to learn, but most of all learned what i did from wonderful parents and great brothers and sisters. my sisters are -- do very many interesting and caring things as well as you are familia
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Aug 22, 2009 1:00am EDT
decisions. " corallo says -- now would be a good time for mr. ridge to use his emergency duct tape. frances townsend, a cnn national security adviser and political contributor paul begala. do you believe tom ridge is trying to sell books here? >> absolutely. i will tell you, anderson, it is interesting to me. secretary napolitano, the current secretary asked a bipartisan group to consider suggestions to improve the terror alert system. i'm co-chairing that group. we asked for secretary ridge to express his -- see the group, talk to us and express his concerns or suggestions. that was less than three weeks ago. he never mentioned concern about politicization. >> in 2005 he said publicly and it was quoted in "usa today" at the time though people didn't pay much attention, more often than not we were the least inclined to raise it. sometimes we disagreed with intelligence assessments. sometimes when the intelligence was good you don't necessarily put the country on alert. there were times when people were aggressive about raising it and we said, for that? clearly, he was expressing di
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Aug 5, 2009 3:00pm EDT
using a firearm inside of there. >> it was pretty intense. when you get a chance to think about it, it happened so fast. once you realize when you were outside what happened, you saw the people running around. there was people that were shot and bleeding. it was a lot to take in. >> joining us now is dr. judy, clinical psychologist. how are you? >> you are welcome. tragic story. >> always good to see you. maybe we can learn something from this guy. what was his problem with women? i don't know if you caught this when i was reading it. >> no girlfriend since 1984. who knows why. i'm not ugly or too weird. no sex since july, 1990 when i was 29 years old. who talks or keeps data like that around. >> a lot of people feel rejected. there are men rejected, women rejected. you also read that he hated his mother and used some very nasty words toward her. when psychologically this kind of rejection from everyone. 30 million women, no sex. he is spewing this and blaming his mom. it gets very, very deep. most of us know how to deal with rejection and get over it. some people, like he, don't. it t
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Aug 30, 2009 10:00pm EDT
us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la cankca flintridge ridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked everything down good and waited. >> reporter: defying orders to evacuate, s
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Aug 18, 2009 9:00am EDT
watching and i'm glad we've got you to do that with us. thank you. >>> this is what else we're going to do, take the public option into the examination room, so to speak. a new segment we're going to be calling health care right now. let's go over to our senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen. try to break this one down for us. >> right, rick. some people love the public option, others hate it. but i think a lot of people don't even really know what it is. so that's what we're going to do today. let's take a look at what is the public option is in both the senate and the house plans as it stands. the premiums for it would be 10% to 20% lower than private insurance and basically it would -- the government would pay for -- would fund most of this program, the government would administer it, which is why people have problems. it's similar in many ways to medicare. it's government-paid, government-sponsored health insurance for everyone 65 and older, in many ways the public option would be medicare for younger people, rick? >> you know, when you look at the plan, though, you can't help b
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00am EDT
it has weakened. still, you need to pay attention. susan candiotti is paying attention. give us an idea how things are where you are. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's a bit misty right now. the highest winds they clocked overnight at the coast guard station right near here, only 20 miles per hour at worse. that's exactly what they had been predicting since friday. however, there will be some rain bands off and on, one bit of one that occurred here overnight. however, the beaches are going to remain closed. they have been closed also since friday, primarily because of fears over the pounding surf and those dangerous rip currents, so that's why those beaches will remain closed until possibly sometime today and they have a chance to assess what things look like. right now it's beautiful, as you can see over my shoulder. got some fishing boats docked here. no reports of any damage. as the sun comes up authorities will go out and take a look around. joining us now -- and he's up early here. >> lobster bisque. >> reporter: you've lived here a long time. [ inaudible ]
CNN
Aug 27, 2009 9:00pm EDT
family has been through and what a day for that mother to lay eyes on her girl again. randy kay for us to night. thanks so much. >>> that is it for us tonight. "larry king live" will have a lot more on this coming up just after. this >> larry: tonight john f. kennedy makes a trip to the presidential library that bears the name of his brother. senator john kerry, senator chris dodd, senator john mccain, former vice president dan quayle salute their friend and former colleague and say farewell to teddy next on a special edition of "larry king live."."." >> larry: good evening, you're looking at the john f. kennedy museum. members of the public pay their last respects to senator kennedy. kennedy's widow vicki spoke to reporters and "state of the union's" john king caught up with robert f. kennedy jr. watch. >> i just want to thank them so much for coming and showing love and support for my husband. i just want to let them know how grateful we all are. >> thank you. thank you all. >> this is deeply, deeply moving for all of us. >> about a week before he died, he -- he was out on his boat. and
CNN
Aug 8, 2009 7:00pm EDT
screaming for a few second. and then two of us we start calling 911. probably a lot of people saw it. that's why the line was busy. then we sought rescue boats. rescue helicopters. just after like a minute. that quick. >> no one swimming. >> i do not see it. >> any flames? >> i didn't see any flames. i saw some smokes like afterward. i didn't see any flames. >> want to show you what it looks like from google earth. as you come into new york harbor you see the statue of liberty, emis island in the lower left. moving up the hudson river. the crash site was in the stretch of river, pier 40 and lower manhattan and hoboken new jersey. cnns susan candiotti on the story. she begins coverage from the banks of the hudson lower manhattan. susan, i am hearing that the ntsb will hold a press conference shortly before the top of the hour maybe. >> all right. we also have some other breaking news to tell you about. i have a confirmed from two different agencies including the new york police department as well as the medical examiner's office, that three victims have now been recovered. earlier, we
CNN
Aug 9, 2009 5:00pm EDT
americans both at home and abroad, and still a woman of formidable talent and drive. can she use all that to carve out a role and what distinctive mark does she want to leave in her position as secretary of state? what is her vision for the world? these are some of the questions i asked her in nairobi, kenya. let's get started. >> madam secretary, thank you for taking time out of this very hectic schedule to spend with us. >> thank you fareed. thank you for coming to nairobi for this opportunity. >> it is my pleasure. north korea, tell us a little bit more about it. so president clinton comes back, he spends three hours talking to the leader of north korea, kim jong-il what was his impression? >> we're going to get a full debriefing which we really haven't had a chance to get. >> you haven't had the chance to speak to him? >> i did. i spoke to him on the phone, but i have this policy that i never talk about what i talk to my husband about, fareed. obviously what we're hoping is that maybe without it being part of the mission in any way, the fact that this was done will perhaps lead the no
CNN
Aug 7, 2009 3:00pm EDT
. all of us want to have town haul halls. >> are you worried about the fact that the unions are now saying if they are going to go out there and protest, we are going to protest on the other side for the health care reform? you get two angry groups like that, something could happen. >> this is the problem. the people who are reaping this kind of whirlwind are about to sew it. we do not want to see this kind of mob action that we have seen thus far on either side. i think it is time for cooler heads to say, let's settle down and have respectful differences of opinion. >> it would be nice to hear a lot of different representatives an senators as welcome out and say words similar to the ones you just uttered. my thanks to you, congressman, for taking time to take us through your plans. >> thank you. >>> now, there is the issue of the nazi ss logos and stickers. they are as hateful a symbol as their ease in american discourse. speaker, nancy pelosi told reporters about these swatiksa and their staff gave me an earful for not confirming what she had said. here is why i couldn't confirm w
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Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
they're looking for a road map, they might find it in massachusetts. jim acosta is joining us in boston this morning. looking today at massachusetts health care system. this was implemented in former governor mitt romney. >> that's right. of all thing, a republican. and you know, john, earlier this week, the white house took a lot of heat from democrats when it backed away from public option and the plans for health care reform. what do you get when you take the public option out of health care reform, according to some experts, you get romney care. >> reporter: if washington wants to reform health care with bipartisan support, consider what former republican presidential candidate mitt romney did as governor in democratic massachusetts. >> you don't have to have a public option. you don't have to have the government in the insurance business to make it work. >> three years after enacting its own version of reform, massachusetts now has near universal coverage. taxpayer watchdogs say it's affordable. >> the wide spread assumption that is breaking the bank in massachusetts. it's n
CNN
Aug 13, 2009 11:00am EDT
because it gives us the best sense of real time what's happening out there with the hiring and firing decisions in american companies. we know that 558,000 people filed for unemployment benefits for the very first time in the week of august 4th. we know that's up a little bit, about 4,000 from the week before. we know that the 6 million people continuing to get claims, 6.2 million people continuing to get claims, we know that that's down a little bit. some people are kind of rolling off the end of the cycle. tony, this is a labor market that is still very, very weak. you still have a lot of people every week for the first time finding themselves on the unemployment line and that's the very beginning of the process for them. because we know for every job out there that is being advertised. for every job opening there are six people that want that job. you said uneven and choppy. you are so right, i'm telling yowl, you have to have patience. you'll get a lot of conflicting data that will give us glimmers of hope or remind us how gradual this recovery will be. >> remind us again of what
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Aug 6, 2009 10:00pm EDT
us. we'll have more tomorrow on "american morning" and "the situation room." let's go to a special "360" right now. erica hill filling in. erica? >>> breaking news on two fronts, including the apparent killing of one of america's top enemies in afghanistan and pakistan. first, it is a "360" exclusive. in her first interview since her sister's return, lisa ling tonight joining us on "360" to talk about what's happened since her sister laura and her colleague, euna lee, came home from north korea. how they're re-adjusting and how euna's 4-year-old daughter hana is doing now that mommy is finally home. former president bill children securing their release. he spoke publicly about that trip for the first time today. but frankly, said very little. >> i wanted those young women to be able to come home. and i wanted our two countries to have the ability to decide where to go from here. it would be wrong for me to say any more. the young women can speak for themselves about their experiences. the pictures were worth a million words yesterday. i'm glad i could be of some help. >> pictures w
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Aug 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
worried but putting up her hurricane shutters just in case. thanks for sending us those pictures. we ask you to send us what you see as well with tropical storm claude death to ireport.com, as always, stay safe. we will continue to watch this and we are just hours away from landfall. >> thank you very much. let's get to the ground and apalachicola's mayor joins us. what are the conditions now? >> we picked up a little rain. >> you picked up rain and flooding? it's not that bad? we're looking at pictures and appears to be a lot of rain but what about flooding? >> no. but we are expecting localized flooding in the streets throughout the city? >> have you made plans? those further inland there, have been voluntary evacuations because of the flooding, is that correct. >> that's correct. down at alligator point. within the city, we're basically batting down the hatches and encouraging residents to stay indoors in case emergency vehicles are called out. >> i have to ask you something. for hurricane katrina and rita a lot of the budgets were wiped out because of those storms. how are towns like
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Aug 17, 2009 3:00pm EDT
been at these rallies. he's been following this one for us today and is joining us to bring us up to date on what's going on. you know, i'm curious as i look at this story, as to whether you saw other people in the audience that may have also been carrying guns the way this fellow was. >> reporter: i did, i saw at least a couple weapons, including an ar-15, and it happened just across the street from where i am. there was a large group of obama supporters, they were supporting the president on health care and it was peaceful, you know, there were some protesters across the street shouting things like socialism, et cetera, kind of typical stuff you see outside of some of these events these days. and i happened to wade into the pro-obama side to take some pictures, still photos, and try to interview some people. and all of a sudden, i saw this gentleman who was anti-obama, he was shouting something about socialism, with an ar-15 on his back. it sort of startled me because at first i thought maybe it was some sort of law enforcement officer, and i had forgotten about the open carry law
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Aug 5, 2009 4:00pm EDT
of life. >> reporter: rob reed says he's using less electricity each day to pinch pennies at this location after closing his other dealership, forcing him to lay off a dozen employees. >> being a smaller or medium-siz medium-sized. still, the mayor believes elkhart is getting back on its feet thanks to $14 million in stimulus money. so, he cautioned the president can't get too optimistic. >> that's what i would say to him. you know, thank you, mr. president. this program is working here in elkhart, indiana. now, the problem with that is the guy that's standing here in your place that's unemployed, he doesn't buy that at all. >> reporter: that's why the president was bearing more gifts, revealing that indiana will be the second biggest recipient of $2.4 billion in grants for electric vehicles. >> powered by the next generation of battery technologies, all made right here in the u.s. of a. right here in america. >> reporter: the mayor insists stimulus money spent around the country is trickling down to his city as people are starting to buy rvs again. >> it isn't an elkhart, indiana
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Aug 14, 2009 8:00pm EDT
thanks. we thank you for being with us tonight. for all of us, good night for there new york. next, in for campbell brown, john roberts. >>> tonight, here are the questions we want answered. president obama pushes his health care plan in montana, but is everybody buying what the president is selling? >> we keep getting the bull. that's all we get. is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: plus, michael vick returns to the nfl after two years in prison for dogfighting. >> i was wrong for what i did. after everything that happened at that point in time, my life was wrong. to this day, i can't understand why i was involved in such pointless activity. >> not everyone is welcoming him with open arms. >> i'm just a little upset with it, because i'm such an animal lover. >> crazy signing. i don't know what they'll do with the public relations part of it. >> has vick paid enough of a price for his crime? >>> and the stories you may have missed this week. chuck grassley's blast at the president, and the town halls that didn't turn into shout fests. >>> plus, what
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Aug 5, 2009 6:23pm EDT
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Aug 4, 2009 9:00am EDT
today's stories, go to our blog at cnn.com/amfix. that's going to do it for us. >> it sounds easier to let your neighbor dog sit. >>> here's "cnn newsroom" with heidi collins, have a great day. >>> surprise, former president bill clinton is in north korea and he's on a mission too. he's trying to free two american journalists. and he's getting a pretty warm welcome, our foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty will be taking a closer look at that. also, keeping a very close eye on iran today because there are new accusations and new questions about the three americans that we told you about that are under arrest there. we'll be getting to that story shortly. >>> and in pakistan, young boys stolen from their homes, brainwashed and then trained to kill. good morning, everybody, i'm heidi collins, today is tuesday, august 4th, and you are in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a rare mission inside north korea for a former american president, bill clinton arrived there early this morning. he's there trying to gain the release of two jailed journalists. they were sentenced to 12 years in a very
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Aug 9, 2009 3:00pm EDT
larger picture here is that this recession is ending right under us right now probably. >> absolutely. the information we're seeing this week on jobs is completely consistent. it's confirming that. back in april looking at forward-looking indicators it became clear the recession ends this summer. sometime between memorial day and labor day. we won't get the exact date for another year. >> the exact date won't matter to most people. >> that's history by then. here it's like what's going on? is it getting worse or better? definitely that trend you went over is shows us it's getting better. it doesn't mean it feels good and the recession is over at this moment because we're looking jobs. you actually have to grow jobs to say that you're in an expansion. >> you have a great map. you have a different map that i talked about unemployment rate, the percentage of people unemployed. yours is different. this talks about job gains or losses. take a look at this map and tell us what's going on. i think it looks terrible. the whole country is in decline, but for four states. >> the red tells you t
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Aug 31, 2009 3:00pm EDT
, beijing. >>> that does it for us. we're back here tomorrow. rick sanchez picks it up from here. >>> thanks a lot. we told you there would be information coming to us. this is one of the officials there in brunswick, georgia, who is hopefully answering some of the questions that we have as to these eight people found dead. i think he's starting to get going here. let's go ahead and listen in. >> i will entertain other questions. other than that i will not comment. if you ask me questions about it, that will be my answer. i'll say that from the very outset. let me say at this moment again, my condolences go out to the family mebs on behalf of our community and the board of commissioners and the people who live in this neighborhood. i wish i could give them more from what i gave last night and there's little more i can give right now. that being said, i'll tell you this much, right now actively assisting in the investigation are the following agencies -- the glynn county emergency management agency search and recovery volunteers, the glynn county sheriff's office, the brunswick po
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Aug 25, 2009 6:00am EDT
about the harsh extremists. we told you about interrogators using a power drill to scare an inmate. new claims of threatening their children and mock executions. elaine, within certain circles there in the nation's capital, this inspector general's report is well known. some of what we're learning in public is quite surprising. >> now asking the federal prosecutor to review whether interrogations under the bush administration broke the law. he said this decision was influenced by this newly released cia inspector general report. >> reporter: interrogators threatened to kill the children of khalid sheik muhammed, the 2004 cia report still partially redacted, quote, the interrogators said to khalid sheik muhammad, if anything happens, we're going to kill your children. it reveals a technique not previously disclosed that the interrogator reportedly used a pressure point point technique with both his hands on the detainee's neck blank manipulated his fingers on the carotid artery until he passed out. and the interrogation techniques on the man suspected of plotting the bombing. the de
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Aug 21, 2009 3:00pm EDT
manipulated by the bush white house. did orange mean we need you frightened enough to vote for us even if there wasn't a threat? we are drilling down on this for you on your national conversation for friday, august 21st, 2009. hello, again, everybody. i'm rick sanchez. this is the next generation of news where we don't do a speech. we go through the news together. you are about to hear something that involves a joke about cooking a cat and a horrible crash. how do you mix those two up? two weeks ago a helicopter careened into a plane over the hudson river. now what happened behind the scenes on the day of the accident. teeterboro's air traffic control staff included five employees. that's it. two air traffic controllers were on duty. the supervisor left the building. he is now suspended and will likely be fired, we learn. so will the controller i'm about to tell you about. here is the newly released transcript where you hear him joking with a woman on the phone about a dead cat at the airport just as the accident is about to happen. it starts with the woman saying huh? the controller s
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Aug 30, 2009 7:00pm EDT
us live now, i want to bring in a woman and her daughter, they have had to evacuate twice because this fire has been a little bit hard to predict. and you were describing to me the intensity of the fire as it moved in. could you recount that for us? >> absolutely. last night we came up here and we were over in our neighbor's yard across the street from here and we looked up on the ridge where our houses were and the whole perimeter was on fire and slowly moving down. and my neighbors and i were trying to stay calm. suddenly the hillside absolutely exploded into flames. and we thought our houses were gone. and it was a very, very sleepless night last night to come back to find that the mountain side had burned all the way to our side walks, to our curbs, but on our houses are still standing. >> a lot of people feeling very fortunate here and we talk about getting people out harm's way. but there are things that are very important to people and you were saying that you were very distressed because you have quite an art collection in your home. >> yes, i do. we have a beautiful art c
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Aug 2, 2009 3:00pm EDT
correspondent dana bash has been xamped out in the halls of the capitol through all of this. she joins us with an update. hi, dana. they're headed out now for summer recess. without either the house or the senate passing health care reform. let's start with the house. where do things stand? >> reporter: this is probably going to be a crude analogy, but i'll try it anyway. since it's the summertime. you know that game on the boardwalk whack-a-mole, you hit one and another pops up. that's what's going on with the house democratic leadership. because before leaving for recess, they calmed a revolt among the blue dog conservative democrats. and they made some changes to their health care bill. for example, they pared down a little bit, the simplistic way of saying it, but they pared down the government-run health care option. you know what happened? the liberal democrats, they -- that ignited a revolt among them. so they calmed the conservatives and the liberals popped up. that's basically where things stand right now. in the house. they're hoping when they come back, they can get everybody togeth
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Aug 11, 2009 9:00pm EDT
president obama's number one priority right now, health care reform. is it going to happen? joining us james carville, the cnn contributor and democratic strategist. also joining us, ben stein, the economist and attorney, once was a speech writer for presidents nixon and ford. as you know, he's also a tv personality and actor. and joining us from las vegas, the illusionist, the best-selling author, the taller more talkative half of penn and teller. they're performing in las vegas, their program "b.s." is now in the seventh showtime series. he's a libertarian as a lot of our viewers know. thanks very much for coming in. the president was in new hampshire at a town hall forum today making his case for health care reform and among other things, he said this. >> under the reform we're proposing, if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. you will not be waiting in any lines, this is not about putting the government in charge of your health insurance. i don't believe anyone should be in charge of your health insu
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Aug 15, 2009 1:00am EDT
suicide attack totem straits. >> our cnn terrorism analyst, peter bergen talking with us from kabul, afghanistan, who happened to be in kabul during the time of this explosion. peter, thanks. we'll talk with you again. since it is the top of the hour, we want to bring viewers who might be joining us up to speed on the news out of kabul, afghanistan. one hour ago, an explosion oc r occurred on the streets of the capital. defense ministry spokesman tells the associated press this was a suicide car bombing. the attack happened, we do know this, near the headquarters of nato and the u.s. embassy. we have seen video of the smoke. here's the street scene of what occurred just after the explosion. we have also received video into cnn of people who were injured and people being administered health care by rescue teams there on the scene. and so we'll continue to get more information about what happened, how many were injured, was anybody killed? we have on the street for us, as well, atia abawi of our team there in afghanistan. she joins us with the latest. atia? >> reporter: natalie, we're
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Aug 22, 2009 11:00am EDT
it, and those who use fear to block change. but what has always distinguished america is that when all the arguments have been heard and all the concerns have been voiced and the time comes to do what must be done, we rise above our differences. we grasp each other's hands and march forward as one nation and one people. some of us democrats, some of us republicans, all of us americans. >> okay. so rising up and marching forward, let's talk to elaine quijano about that. what is the obama team doing for the americans marching in reform? >> reporter: trying to hit back. the administration says about health care reform. in his weekly address the president said illegal immigrants would not be covered under a health care bill and taxpayer dollars would not go to fund abortionses and he addressed fear eck ode at heated town hall meetings across the country saying this administration, betty, is not planning a government takeover of the health care system. betty? >> all right. that's what they're saying, but what are republicans saying about all this? >> reporter: interesting. republicans i
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Aug 29, 2009 1:00am EDT
all the speakers tonight for the gift of teddy that you have given to all of us and thank you, vicki, for loving him with all your heart, for so many years. bringing him so much happiness and to curran, teddy, patrick, caroline, for making him so proud, bringing him so much joy. to jean, i know you've lost your soulmate because you and teddy lit each other's lives for your whole entire lives and all your nieces and nephews are here to help you as best we can. welcome to this library that teddy built and brought to life with his spirit and dedication to public service. as many of you know, over the last few years, or really for most of my adult life, one of my part-time jobs has been introducing teddy to crowds of people who already knew him incredibly well. although this process was unbelievable stressful for me, it was just another one of the gifts that he gave me. when he saw that i was nervous he would give me a pat on the back. when he knew i was sad, he would call up and say "i've got a great idea. there's a convention coming up. maybe you'd like to introduce me." and off i woul
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Aug 30, 2009 5:00pm EDT
it. this fire beginning on wednesday and now it's going to be a wild. that's it for us. much more straight ahead here on cnn throughout the evening. thanks so much for being with us. >>> this is gps, the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world a terrific program for you. i want to show you once more an important and press sent interview i did back in april with former secretary of state james baker. i say prescient because in the voice of our conversation baker voiced some concerns about the few that you are that turned out to be correct. when i asked him how president obama was doing for instance, he warned the president not to take on too many big issues at once. he suggested that for obama to tackle health care so early in his presidency might be politically risky. and on international issues, the u.s. relationship with russia, the pull out from iraq, a number of others, he had fascinating insights that seem particularly relevant in light of recent events. i won't give it all away, but as you are listening to this shrewd political o
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Aug 30, 2009 12:00pm EDT
conservative, he was the leading liberal champion in the senate, and we used to get in some tremendous rows, but in the end we were able to put together some tremendous bills in history. >> if you read the op-ed pages and have conversations with people in politics, the word soul comes up a lot. the world says the democratic party has lost its soul. do you agree with that assessment, and if that's the case, how does one replace its soul? >> he was larger in death than he was in life. teddy was pragmatic and practical. he loved the democratic party and was passionate. obviously, we've lost a great champion in all of this. but he would take um branbrage. he would expect us to get up this morning, get battling, decide what we needed to do, sit down with our friends on the other side like orren and i have on many issues and get the job done. we don't have the luxury of sitting back and wall lowing in our own grief. one of the great tributes of teddy was his like ability. people liked him. also was his ability to overcome adversity. >> when i was up there seeing old friends in mas
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Aug 23, 2009 1:00am EDT
. vital because it matters to all of us. different because we're keeping this to a minimum. by now you've heard plenty of shouting about health care reform, but far less about what reform actually is and what it means to you. what changes, what doesn't? the benefits, the costs, and the costs of doing nothing. >> bank ruptsing families and businesses and we are going to fix it when we pass health insurance reform this year. we are going to fix it. >> by the end of this hour, you'll know details of what president obama wants and how he says they're going to pay for it. also, what's in some of the plans going through congress right now. in plain english, the public option, co-ops, mandates, all those things some lawmakers say they can't live with and others say they can't live without. >> there are not the votes in the united states senate for the public option. >> in the house of representatives, without a strong public plan, even stronger than the one we reported out of committee, it would have a difficult time getting 218 votes. >> we are trying to stop the stampede of government t
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Aug 5, 2009 8:00pm EDT
dobbs show on the radio in your area. follow me on lou dobbs news on twitter.com. join us here tomorrow. thank you for watching, goodnight from new york. goodnight from new york. next, campbell brown. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> tonight, hear the questions we want answered. what did it take to bring laura ling and euna lee home and free and back into the arms of their family? >> we could feel your love all the way in north korea. it is what kept us going in the darkest of hours. it is what sustained our faith that we would come home. >> the freed journalisted in their own words. and the back story behind this emotional homecoming. >>> plus, bill clinton, rock star. the former president saves the day. >> we were taken to a location and when we walked in through the doors, we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> could anybody else have pulled this off? and what is bill clinton's next move? >>> also tonight, at least 50 bullets, three women dead. inside the rampage in a suburban gym. a man on a mission to kill. >> they turned the lights out and all of a
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Aug 30, 2009 6:00am EDT
of. helpo. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. it's 6:00 a.m. in atlanta. wildfires in california quadrupled in size since yesterday. the storm is called the perfect storm. the firefighters are working hard to battle what you see right behind us. >> we were talking about those yesterday. 5,000 was the number we were given. up to 20,000 as you said a second ago. also what we saw yesterday, the final farewell to the lion, ceremonies we watched yesterday. somber, beautiful ceremony to see these take place. a sad day important the kennedy family and for many in the country and his colleagues as ted kennedy finally laid to rest yesterday. we'll be looking back at the ceremony. >> let's get you some top stories. we want to begin with the death of seven people in rural georgia. police are releasing very little information. here's what we know. the deaths happened at a mobile home park nine miles of brunswick on the georgia coast. two other people were found alive but in critical condition. the police chief calls it the worst mass slaying in his 25 years. the victims have been
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00am EDT
see in the coming months. jill dougherty live for us this morning. thanks. >>> euna lee and laura ling are flying over the pacific as we speak. they're expected to land in burbank, california in little more than an hour. thelma gutierrez is live at the airport. these families are waiting eagerly to be reunited. what have you heard from them this morning? >> we're still waiting for them to arrive. there are lots of preparations going on right here at the bob hope airport. now, this section of the airport where we're standing right now is where the private plane lands and take off. lots of high-profile people and executives use this airport. you can zealots of media gathered in front of the gates. we're waiting for the gates to open so that the media can be escorted in to hangar 25. that's the area where we understand that the news conference will take place and where this reunion will happen. again, you had mentioned that former president clinton and vice president gore and the journalist, laura ling and euna lee, are scheduled to land here within the next one to two hours. you jus
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Aug 24, 2009 9:00pm EDT
ambassa r ambassadors to the universe. don't make us look bad. put down the astronaut ice cream tubby. tubby, tubby 2 x 4, couldn't fit through the air lock door. it's buzz aldrin, not butt aldrin. okay. "larry king live" starting right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight, breaking michael jackson news. the coroner's preliminary finding revealed. the singer died from a drug overdose. killer levels of a powerful anesthetic were found in his body. was it murdered? just released papers document the shocking chain of events and detail what his doctor did to the pop star in the hours before his death. could there be charges? plus the number one suspect in the grisly death of his wife. the man who allegedly removed her fingers and teeth, apparently kills himself. >> a man hanging from a belt from the coat rack. that was it. death is not a pretty scene. >> larry: who was ryan jenkins? what was a guy with a history of assault doing on a reality show? next on "larry king live." good evening. our guests are randi kaye, cnn correspondent in los angeles. dr. drew pi
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Aug 14, 2009 10:00pm EDT
the town hall critics or will he and all us end up with watered down reform or no change at all. doing a town hall in montana, taking the first family to nearby yellowstone park. mr. obama came because when it comes to passing reform the road truly runs through montana. raw politics from ed henry. >> reporter: montana is a nice place to visit this time of year, but the president had more on his mind than fly-fishing. he came for urgent business, buttering up the state senior center max bachus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all the man who is working tirelessly to make sure the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max bachus a round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledged the fight reached a critical stage because the opposition reached some steam, capitalizing on anger at congressional town hall meetings. >> where does this state that government has the powers to take over health care. >> reporter: by comparison the president's town hall was tame. he did get o
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Aug 4, 2009 11:00am EDT
. elaine quijano is on the story with us at the white house and jill doherty joining us, as well. elaine, i want to start with you here. we've been hearing a lot coming out of there and a lot of this information, we can't confirm since our reporters aren't necessarily traveling and a lot of people didn't know about this trip. president clinton was carrying a message from the current president obama. what are you hearing from the white house on that? not the case. >> yeah, t.j., the white house flatly denies that. last hour at the press gaggle, basically, and secretary robert gibbs office he was asked about this. was there a message that former president clinton, because of this report, was there was a message that he was delivering to kim jong-il on behalf of president obama, what about that report. he said "that's not true." we should tell you that secretary gibbs wouldn't confirm or deny that president clinton was, in fact, even sitting down with kim jong-il he basically said, look, it is a very sensitive situation now. he wouldn't go beyond his statement from this morning. this is a s
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Aug 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
. >>> and platt plot to kill al qaeda-linked terrorists planned to take us u.s. troops at a huge american base in kuwait, during one of the holiest months for muslims. >>> i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's command center for breaking news and extraordinary reports around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> it's one of the roughest days in this month that either will make or break efforts for health care reform. today, a town hall forum featuring president obama could have turned ugly, but he didn't back down. and it didn't turn ugly. he forcefully defended his ideas, thumbing his nose at krirt ickes and pushing back at what he called rumors. >> for all the scare tactics out there, what is truly scary. what is truly risky is if we do nothing. if we let this moment pass, if we keep the system the way it is right now, we will continue to see 14,000 americans lose their health insurance every day. your premiums will continue to skyrocket. they have gone up three times faster than your wages, and they will keep on going up. our deficit will continue to grow, because medicare and me
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Aug 14, 2009 6:00am EDT
that day. our susan candiotti has been working the story all night. she joins us now. a couple of people are in serious trouble here with the faa? >> right, john. one employee wasn't even in the building where he was supposed to be. the other on the telephone. this alleged bad behavior came to light in the ntsb's crash investigati investigation. >> reporter: as investigators studied the amateur video to find out what led to the terrifying midair crash over the hudson, there's more stunning information. an air traffic controller who was handling the piper airplane was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time with the crash according to a source with knowledge with the investigation. what the faa calls in a statement, "inappropriate conversations." and there's more. the faa says the air track controller's supervisor was not in the building at the time as required. >> put in the tower to do the job. if they're not doing the job, people can die. and in this case, apparently they weren't doing the job. >> reporter: our source says the air traffic controller had cleared the plane fo
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Aug 25, 2009 9:00pm EDT
us. larry king right now. >> larry: tonight, kate gosselin, the star of "jon & kate plus 8" is on her own. >> listen quietly. >> larry: her private panic exposed in a public divorce. what happens next to her kids, her ex, the show? plus kathy lee gifford knows what it's like in the spotlight. hear what she thinks kate should do. and then michael jackson's drugs. see the lethal cocktail that killed him next on "larry king live." good evening, quite a lineup tonight. kate gosselin was last on "larry king live" on may 10th. a little more than a month later on june 22nd, kate and her husband jon filed for divorce, announced their split that same day, and a special edition of "jon & kate plus 8," a show that has become phenomenal worldwide. how are you doing, kate? good to have you here. >> i'm good, thanks for having me. >> larry: you feel good? >> i do. >> larry: how are the kids? >> wonderful, marvelous, gorgeous, lovely. >> larry: all right, now the twins are going to be 9 in october, sextuplets were 5 in may. how much do they know about what's going on? the 9-year-olds probably do
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Aug 30, 2009 9:00am EDT
christopher dodd of connecticut who joins us by telephone. and senator dodd, let me begin with you. you and senator hatch had the great privilege of eulogizing your friend at the memorial service friday night. you waved as you pulled up. i saw you were still scribbling notes and edits on your speech. talk about the moment, you've given so many speeches in your life. what made this one unique? >> well, john, first of all, thanks for doing this. what makes it so difficult, it's so personal. how do you express in eight or ten minutes, i tried to keep it brief. and how do you capture 30 years of friendship in eight minutes? and someone who the relationship goes far beyond just the personal. i sat next to him for almost 25 years in that health education labor committee, we were partners in policy, great friends personally, got to know his children, his family, and so trying to capture all of that in a sense is one of the hardest things you'll ever have to do. >> and so senator hatch, as you put this together, what did you have to leave out about your friend? >> well, there were a lot of
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